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Address: George Washington National Forest, Covington, VA
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There's something for everyone at Lake Moomaw, from hiking and swimming to...

There's something for everyone at Lake Moomaw, from hiking and swimming to fishing.

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Great place to camp and fish

Lots of great sites for camping. Would be better if the local towns were a bit closer. Very secluded. There is a beach and several boat ramps.

Reviewed 22 August 2016
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California, Maryland
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

It take a bit of driving on back roads to get to the Bolar Mountain campground and beach at the North End of Lake MooMaw which was created by the Gathright dam at the South End of the lake. It is accessible by driving 8 miles on Rt 600 from U.S. Rt. 39. The lake has three campgrounds, a beach... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful mountain lake about 30-min drive through country side from Hot Springs, VA where we were staying. We got to the beach at 11.30 on a Friday in August and were very surprised to be absolutely alone the whole time till about 2 pm when we left. We just heard a couple cars with boats on the other side with... More 

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California, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lots of great sites for camping. Would be better if the local towns were a bit closer. Very secluded. There is a beach and several boat ramps.

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Delaplane, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This lake is gorgeous and worth the drive. Camp grounds, hiking trails galore, and plenty of access places make this an awesome destination. We're SUPers, and even though there are jet skis on the lake, everyone was polite and wonderful. The beaches are sweet, and the big bath houses are awesome.

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Sterling, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely view on this lake. The only setback is that literally there is dog poop almost everywhere you step on the sand. It was hard to find a vast spot to sit on without dog poop, very blekh. Other than that, very nice. We collected some very pretty rocks too.

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Saluda
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Loved the beauty and trip, great little beach area and boat ramp. It is a bit of a drive but the scenery is well worth the drive. Would recommend to everyone.

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Manassas, Virginia
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140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I have heard of this lake so just stopped by to look. I wished I had boat, understand fishing is great by I do not fish Great mountain views and feelings

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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266 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Not too easy to get to but worth the drive. Remember you are in the mountains so getting anywhere normally requires plenty of twists and turns and this is no exception. Once there, the view is quite pretty especially in the fall. I would imagine in the summer this would be a great place to swim and picnic. Great for... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Army Corps of Engineers flood control project. This lake is absolutely gorgeous. We have lived nearby for almost 32 years. Have sailed, fished, kayaked, powerboated, stargazed, canoed, camped, hiked, biked and picknicked. Great views, awesome sunsets.... if you want to see a sunrise, you have to hike to the other side of the lake which is a far piece in... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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123 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The Visitor's Center looked very nice and although the listed hours of operation were from 7am to 3pm, it was closed upon my arrival at 1030am. So, I walked behind it to take pictures of the top of the Gathright Dam. Lots of really nice picnic areas, and at least two boat ramps into Lake MooMaw.

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